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Manchester United Set To Break Their Transfer Record Again

Manchester United could be about to break the British transfer record once again if reports in The Daily Star Sunday are to be believed.

Manchester United hold the current record signing by a British club with the £59.7 million paid for Angel Di Maria two years ago from Real Madrid.

They are rumoured to go back there to break it again as the club have been offered James Rodriguez in a £60m deal.  Manchester United would be getting one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup who has failed to hit the heights demanded of him at Real Madrid since his £63 million move that summer.

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 18:  James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Malaga CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

According to the Daily Star the offer of Rodriquez was made to the Old Trafford club on Real’s behalf by his agent Jorge Mendes, who also represents Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United are now weighing up the proposition for a player who has also been linked with Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus.

MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 29: James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 29, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

The Columbian would add some needed pace to the attack and be the answer to what manager Louis Van Gaal feels has been one of the reasons his side has struggled this season.

Rodriguez has repeatedly found himself left on the bench after failing to convince both Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane, with the star ready to request to be sold after the Champions League final.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rodriquez and his Real Madrid teammates finished runners up in La Liga, one point behind champions Barcelona.

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